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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:20 PM

Re: Christmas tree holder

Yes, the tall ones take a lot of water, but ours haven't seemed to mind the sand as long as we keep it wet. Our one this year won't have to go very long, but we've had them up as long as 6 or 7 weeks before I finally got all the decorations down and [more]

Sat Dec 27

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katiewa posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:55 PM

Christmas tree holder

Kind of late for this year, and maybe some of you already do this, but my brother thought this was a good technique, so thought I'd share it.

On years when we are at our house for Christmas we cut our own tree. All the fancy stands that you [more]

Fri Dec 19

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:22 PM

Re: white board

Most likely it was 3 weeks after an adoption, not a birth.

Yes. Sorry--guess I wasn't paying attention to potential alternative interpretations. She was 3 years, 3 months when we got her home from China.

Kathleen

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:33 PM

Re: white board

Acetone can also be used to remove permanent black marker, strand by strand with Q-tips, from a cream-colored Persian rug.

My daughter necessitated learning that 15 years ago--about 3 weeks after we got her home. :-)

Kathleen

Fri Dec 12

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katiewa posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 6:57 PM

proof that mortgage was sold

We are finally refinancing--looks as though our market has stabilized and our house is worth more than we owe!!

Got a call this morning from the loan officer at PenFed handling the refinance. The title report is showing that Bank #2 has a [more]

Sun Dec 7

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:24 AM

Re: Plumbing Rant

I guess it depends what you mean by "anytime soon."

Along these lines, I was trying to look up the famous quote about nobody wanting a home computer. Came up with this: [more]

Sun Nov 23

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:41 PM

Re: Pet Stained Hardwood

Costs:
Rental on drum sander for a day and 4-5 24-grit belts--$129. Be sure that the front of the sander does not just rest on the drum--needs to have wheels.
Rental on orbital sander for 2 days--2*$37.05 (would have been 1 [more]

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katiewa replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:46 PM

Re: Pet Stained Hardwood

Last time I used a drum sander (September, 2013), the drum sander no longer rested simply on the drum--had wheels all the way around. You still had to pay close attention, but didn't have such worry about dishing the floor when you set it down at the [more]

Tue Nov 11

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katiewa replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 11:50 AM

Re: Mortgages for Dummies

I rec'd AJ's post but want to further emphasize that message with a second post. You are looking for a commercial and/or agricultural loan--your local bank will simply look astonished and confused as they say, "We don't loan on any more than 5 [more]

Tue Oct 28

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katiewa replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 9:51 PM

Re: Prez of Mortgage Bankers Assn sez:

I have no problem with a 97% LTV mortgage--we did one on our first house. However, the writer loses me at ...luxury ... of ... excess income beyond the ... expenses of ... consumer debt, child care, and more to save up for a down payment as easily [more]

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